Instagram can be an amazing channel for sharing your content. However, sharing video files created by Wavve can be tricky because Instagram only allows you to upload video files via the mobile app.
For Those with Android Devices:
1 (a) Wavve sends you an email with a link to your video. Access that email from your phone and download the video. Then share directly to Instagram.
1 (b) Use the MMS/Text sharing feature from the My Videos page.
2. Post to Instagram from your phone.
For Those with iOS Devices:
The easiest way to post to Instagram is to get your Wavve video from your Mac computer to your iPhone using Airdrop.
- From the My Videos page, download the video you want to share to Instagram from your Mac.
- Play the video file using Quicktime.
- Click the "Airdrop" icon and save the video to your Airdrop account in the cloud:
4. Access the file via Airdrop on your iPhone:
Posting To Instagram Via Desktop
There are ways to post to Instagram using a desktop computer. There are a few different (free) tools available to help you do this:
Gramblr is a Windows & Mac application that makes it easy to post videos to your Instagram account (it's free). Easy and simple!
The Wavve Team uses Buffer to post Wavve videos to Instagram. Buffer is an online tool that helps you manage scheduled posts to Facebook, Instagram, etc., and will also allow you to post videos directly to Instagram (for free).
Buffer even now allows you to directly schedule to Instagram (no mobile app needed) if you use an Instagram business account (personal profiles are not eligible and must use the third party mobile app).
Wavve offers a sharing feature where you can text/MMS your video to your phone. Just look for the "Share" icon after your video generates (or go onto the My Videos Page).
If the video is over 500kb, the video will be texted to your mobile device as a link (due to carrier restrictions). Android devices will be able to download the video via a link.
Alternatively, after your video has generated, Wavve sends you an email with the download link to your video (in addition to being able to download it directly). Simply open that email from your smartphone, click the link, download the video directly, and share to Instagram.
Unfortunately, iOS devices do not allow videos to be downloaded via a link. Instead, you will need to email the video to yourself as an attachment. You can then save the attachment to your iPhone camera roll and post directly to Instagram.
If you need additional assistance, create a support case and we will be in touch!